This generation of video game consoles has been completely off my radar. Even my fanboy lust of all things Nintendo can’t make me save up enough money to buy a Wii-U. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve become jaded over the last console war, or if I’m just moving on away from consoles into other avenues of gaming (ie: PC gaming), but something about this generation just defies interest for me.
Some of it is just head inducing nonsense like this: www.theverge.com/2013/11/8/508…
The Xbox One requiring a day one patch TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES. I mean, when the Ps3 launched it required a day one patch to play Blu-Ray movies, that’s not so bad though since you could still play games. But the Xbox One comes out and you literally can’t do anything with it if you don’t have an internet connection. For how much you paid for that device that’s pretty shitty.
And all the consoles are doing crap like this. The Wii U needed a day one patch, the PS4 has a day one patch. The lack of consumer friendly services and hoops they make you jump through to do what 20 years ago was a simple plug and play setup is mind boggling. Console gaming has regressed into an anachronistic lumbering dinosaur. Yes the games are still awesome. Yes the graphics are lovely. Yes everything is HD and amazing and what not... but it’s such a pain in the ass to set everything up I don’t think the high price is worth it anymore. The economy is the worse it’s been in ages and spending that much money on a box that won’t work right away and requires games that cost upwards of $60 apiece is just.... not worth it IMO. $60 can go a long way towards other more important things in my life right now, why on earth would I spend it on video games? Especially when I can play FREE games online, or cheap awesome indi games, or download apps on the go.
I guess I’m just bored with the console wars and everything. It’s the same boredom that made me lose interest during the original Xbox and Playstation 2 era. The boredom that was alleviated by the arrival of the very unique Wii and the promise of change that might spread through the console market... only to not happen and now we’re just right back where we were almost 15 years ago.
I honestly haven’t really played many Nintendo games after Skyward Sword. I just lost interest halfway through playing it. I’ve never finished it and I have no desire to go back. There are a lot of games coming out that seem interesting to me, but none that I would spend my hard earned cash on. Even the release of A Link to the Past sequel just can’t muster enough energy to be enthusiastic about anymore.
I dunno guys... I think I’m done with console gaming for the time being. Unless I get super rich suddenly and have the cash to waste on this crap, I just can’t picture myself buying ANY of the consoles anymore.
Besides, Skyrim is fulfilling all my attention at the moment. I can literally play that game for MONTHS on end without getting bored.